I always wanted to be an engineer so I chose computer science because I was in love with it and wanted to know more about data structures; After being accepted into the programs at a school close to home I worked really hard but during my second semester I had a really bad family emergency that put a dent in my education and got me to perform really poorly and soon I was dismissed for 1 full semester upon returning I went to talk to the director of engineering since my advisor recommended I go see them but she wouldn't let me continue in engineering and told me I needed to find a major outside of engineering but I don't like other majors I like engineering upon hearing this it made me loose hope about education but I went to the dean she told me to complete my summer education and upon completing them and getting to the GPA required by the computer science department she's see the next step for. What should I do? [more inside]
I may be inheriting a high school class that, for the past couple of years, has consisted of students obtaining certifications in Microsoft Office (see here for the framework). I'd like to transform this class, either a little at a time or in giant steps. Halp. [more inside]
I'm looking for YouTube channels that are dedicated to providing education about or insight into interesting subjects. They can have humor in them, but I'd prefer for them to be primarily informative rather than humorous. [more inside]
Would Ning be suitable for creating an online community based around sharing curriculum for educators of teachers? If not, what tools would be best? [more inside]
I was considering getting a Raspberry Pi or a similar computer for my 13 year old nephew, and then taking time to set it up with him. I was thinking we could turn it into an emulator platform for a variety of 16 bit systems. What are your experiences with similar gifts, are there better options than the Pi, and what would be good applications for a kid who likes technology, math, making music and games (including Minecraft)? [more inside]
A UK colleague, who has worked for about a decade at various management and director levels in the UK academic sector (Education technology projects and services) is starting to consider moving abroad, but continuing the same line of work. His contact network in the education/academic sector outside of the UK is weak, and he doesn't know where to start looking online for positions in USA or Canadian Universities, Colleges, and Education Technology services and businesses that serve academia. Which are the good websites, and online listings, for these kinds of positions?
I'm looking to bring the preschool my children attend up to date on the technology side of things. Does anyone have any suggestions, mostly hardware-wise, on what to go with? Does the preschool your child attends make use of any technology? Or their Kindergarten class for that matter? What works? What doesn't? I'm willing to hear software suggestions too, but again, mostly looking for hardware ideas. [more inside]
Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)? [more inside]
Hey MeFites, I'm really trying to expand the use of digital technology in my classroom. Unfortunately, the resources at my school are fairly limited. However, I do have access to $1200 in grant money, assuming I can write a compelling enough proposal. Help me find some affordable tech for my classroom! Needs of class inside. [more inside]
My friend's startup company is developing a new technology platform and they are trying to set 5 year targets for the number of potential users it could have. How do tech companies traditionally project user growth for a new web service? Obviously they would establish a potential target market, but then how do you determine the rate of growth from zero into that market? Are they any resources or websites online that help with this? More details- the website is an edtech platform providing online education and resources. The potential market is 18+ lower- middle class Americans, and college students. Thanks for your help!
Through work I am co-leading an effort to do STEM outreach at a local high school. There are several different groups as part of the effort. One group is focusing on mentoring and another is running an app building contest, etc. I am working with the group whose job it is to encourage women and girls to get involved in STEM course tracks, specifically IT. [more inside]
I'm working on a load of small projects for the education arm of a small charity. In order to make the training more interesting, I have been tasked with finding out what can be done in the realm of screencasts. As we don't have any kind of budget, I thought we might be able use something like Camtasia, which our web developer has on his machine. Problem is, I'm pretty sure we only have one licence and I'm even surer that it's going to be a struggle to get anyone to agree to pay for any new software right now. Looking at the tutorials, I was thinking of starting (relatively) simple and maybe using a mix of Powerpoint and animations to enhance an audio lecture. I therefore have multiple parts to this question: 1) Is there a free or really cheap alternative to Camtasia that I should be looking at? or 2) Is Camtasia worth fighting for? If it is, I am willing to learn how to do awesome things with it. 3) Am I even looking at the right kind of software to do this? Thanks very much!
What resources are there in the US that enable kids to take, say, a 3-6 month training course in programming, and then help with entry-level job placement after successful completion of the program? I used to live in Argentina and became familiar with http://program.ar/ which does this (very well) there, and want to find some similar programs in the United States.
I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course. These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash) I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom. This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
What is the difference between a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology vs. a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering? In job description, duties, salary, etc? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to pursue this master's in software program for free. I jumped on the opportunity, but now as my first semester winds to a close, I'm beginning to wonder just how valuable this actually is. [more inside]
I am taking an on-line course that is mostly video-based. This is not the best way for me to learn. I am falling very behind and struggling with it. More inside. [more inside]
What can I do to get started on my dream of creating a website that provides the tools that I believe should already exist for teachers? [more inside]
Does anyone remember U-Film? [more inside]
Teachers - is your school technology as locked down as ours? [more inside]
What are some of the better educational apps and websites out there for kids? [more inside]
I would like to be a teacher. Snowflake: of technology, to adults, in San Francisco, during evenings. [more inside]
Is there any research either supporting or negating the importance of manual symbol making in learning? I'm thinking that manual symbol making, going back to diagrams in the earth, must be a well evolved capability, and that when we write something down all sorts of neural pathways are employed, and that those pathways and associations facilitate learning. [more inside]
When children's books first became inexpensive enough for average parents to buy, were they looked down upon as a technology which limits a child's imagination? [more inside]
Know of any books that look at the effects of technology on the delivery of education? [more inside]
Looking for affordable posters or other decorative artifacts, with a history-of-technology or retro-futuristic theme, for the stairwell and walls of our small elementary/middle school computer lab. [more inside]
In a bit of an odd teaching situation. Please suggest software and websites appropriate for kindergarten - grade 6.
In a bit of an odd teaching situation. Please suggest software and websites appropriate for kindergarten - grade 6. [more inside]
I'm looking for feedback on the best digital voice recorder to buy for my PhD research interviews. It must be compatible with my MacBook Pro laptop. [more inside]
What are some of the best blogs, websites, newsletters, etc. that explore the innovative uses of (and issues related to) technology and social media in K-12 education? [more inside]
I want to create (or help create) educational games, but I don't have a design or programming background. I'm more interested in the education/learning side of things. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
School me in engineering technology, engineering education, or just technology in education generally. Books, articles, blogs, and any other info is appreciated. [more inside]
Looking for an ancient greek quote about the evils of writing or technology. [more inside]
For various reasons, I've decided to find an IT job at a school, preferably NOT at the college level, though I'm somewhat open to the idea. Let's just say that my credentials/resume/references are not the issue. The issue is finding job openings in educations! [more inside]
Help me find case studies or descriptive news stories of using mobile technologies in science-related graduate programs. [more inside]
I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
'70s microfilm technology filter - what do (did) you call a gadget for testing or enhancing reading ability by having a student look through a viewer and read one line at a time? [more inside]
What are the best technology grants for K-12 schools? [more inside]
I am a teacher at a high school that will be providing netbooks to every single student this fall. I am trying to consider ways that this will be helpful in the classroom, particularly in a math classroom. If you knew that every child in the classroom had their own netbook and the classroom were wireless, what would you like to see happen that would help students learn math? Please fire away ideas. All are welcome - whether brainstorm ideas or maybe you know of a particular website or web-based tool that would help students. Particularly, I'd like to assess students' progress as they learn as well as to provide them multiple ways to learn/experience the fundamental concepts in a math course. What would YOU have wanted if you had a laptop and wireless in high school? Thanks for your suggestions!!!
How do the modern Canadian technology colleges rate? I need to help a friend decide which college or path would be best for her to enter the technology job market. [more inside]
What technology allows multiple editors/contributors to build a publication? Bonus points if middle school kids can do it!
What [free] technology allows multiple editors/contributors to build a publication? Bonus points if middle school kids can do it! [more inside]
What's new in university teaching technology? [more inside]
Help me find an online master's degree in art. [more inside]
Google Apps in k-12 education- what should I know going in? [more inside]
What is the terminal-type thing I used in a New York State elementary school in the mid- to late-70s and early 80s? [more inside]
Help me to build the ultimate IT Help Desk for a 1:1 Laptop program at a K-12 private school. [more inside]
Where and when was the original cartoon published that is described in the first three sentences of the opening paragraph of this excerpt from a book by Peter Denning? [more inside]
What is better? The Leapster Gaming System or the Leapster 2 Gaming System? [more inside]
Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
I am looking for cross-disciplinary graduate/phd course in web technology. More specifically, relating to societal use of web from a global perspective. My goal is to become an expert in use of web based technologies in developing countries (which involves computer use, censorship, etc.). So far, what I have found is STS (science, technology and society) which sounds perfect, but from what I have seen, tend to be more in the areas of applied sciences and engineering. Then there is basic CS programs which tend to be more technology than societal aspects. Does anyone have any thoughts, ideas, recommendations? [more inside]
I'm looking for blogs, webzines, and websites about campus technology. [more inside]
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